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Definition of shirk:

  1. One who lives by shifts and tricks; one who avoids the performance of duty or labor.
  2. To avoid; to escape; to neglect; - implying unfaithfulness or fraud; as, to shirk duty.
  3. To evade an obligation; to avoid the performance of duty, as by running away.
  4. To live by shifts and fraud; to shark.
  5. To procure by petty fraud and trickery; to obtain by mean solicitation.

Synonyms:

swindle, con, toy, mulct, nobble, loaf, bum, do, loiter, bunco, shrink from, diddle, monkey, laze, gip, lounge, gyp, victimize, idle, defraud, cheat, fiddle, slack, play, goldbrick, short-change, tamper, rook, industrious, scam, neglect, hornswoggle, malinger, goof, disregard, tinker.

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